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Asp (YFB-1)
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Nahma (1906 - 1917)


  • Built as the wooden-hulled motor yacht Nahma for Edward G. Schlieder of New Orleans by Johnson's Boatyard, Biloxi, MS in 1902
  • Purchased by Navy for $12,000, assigned to Louisiana Naval Brigade and placed in service as Nahma, 03 July 1906
  • Renamed Asp, 17 April 1917
  • Assigned to 8th Naval District at New Orleans Naval Station
  • Designated Yard Ferryboat YFB-1, 17 July 1920
  • Placed out of service and sold, 24 March 1923
  • Struck (belatedly) from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
    Specifications:
    Displacement unknown
    Length 70' (waterline), 74' (overall)
    Beam 13'
    Draft 5'6"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion Union gasoline engine, 84hp

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    Nahma 181k Nahma shortly after being acquired by the Louisiana Naval Brigade, July 1906.
    From New Orleans Times-Picayune, 04 July 1906
    David Wright
    Nahma 141k Nahma moored, date and location unknown.
    From New Orleans Times-Picayune, 04 August 1907
    David Wright

    Nahma / Asp (YFB-1)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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